As of December 2023, Olivier Dubois is an Associate to studio Gear Up B.V. for joint advisory services in the field of sustainable biomass production, collection and mobilisation.
He has decades-long worked on topics such as: land use intensification, forest management, institutional strengthening, decentralisation, rural development and rural energy in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia-South Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and CIS countries.
He gained this experience through both long-term assignments with the Belgian Cooperation Agency, the German Consulting Company DFS (Deutsche Forest Service) the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and FAO, and through several short term missions, including for the World Bank and the European Commission.
He holds a Master’s in Agronomy, Certificates in Tropical Agriculture, Rural Economics and Sociology from the Faculty of Agronomy of Gembloux, Belgium, and a master’s in environmental management from the European Community Environment Programme. Olivier fluently speaks English, French and Portuguese, and has good command of Spanish and Italian.